Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: When approaching this bend you should:

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Take extra care on country roads and reduce your speed at approaches to bends, which can be sharper than they appear.

Highway code rule: 154.

#2: What should you do when you must stop in a congested tunnel?

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If you have to stop in a tunnel, leave at least a 5-metre gap between you and the vehicle in front.

Highway code rule: 126.

#3: When necessary and safe, you may cross a double solid white line in the middle of the road

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Double white lines where the line nearest you is solid. This means you must not cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road.

You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.

Highway code rule: 129.

#4: What is a main cause of car skids?

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Skidding is usually caused by the driver braking, accelerating or steering too harshly or driving too fast for the road conditions. A road that is normally safe can become dangerous when it is slippery. Slow down to a speed at which you can control the car.

Highway code rule: 119.

#5: What are the marked areas in the picture called?

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Be aware that mirrors do not cover all areas and there will be blind spots. You must turn your head and glance over your shoulder.

Highway code rule: 161.

#6: You are braking on a slippery road. Your wheels lock and your car begins to skid. What is the FIRST thing you should do?

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Remove the cause of the skid by releasing the brake pedal fully.

Highway code rule: 119.

#7: A large vehicle is swinging into your lane ahead. What should you be prepared to do?

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Remember, large vehicles need extra room. Long vehicles may have to use the whole width of the road to make a turn.

Highway code rules: 170, 221.

#8: You approach a junction with a police officer directing traffic. The officer gives this signal. You must:

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This signal means stop for traffic approaching from behind. You must obey signals given by police officers, traffic officers, traffic wardens, and signs used by school crossing patrols. You can download the pdf version of Signals by Authorised Persons here

Highway code rule: 105.

#9: In which situation are you allowed to overtake another vehicle on the left?

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Stay in your lane if traffic is moving slowly in queues. If the queue on your right is moving more slowly than you are, you may pass on the left.

Highway code rule: 163.

#10: When you approach road chicanes or narrowings, you must:

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Traffic calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow you down.

Highway code rule: 153.

#11: You have broken down on a motorway. When you use the emergency telephone you should be prepared to tell the operator:

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Give full details to the Highways Agency or the police. Be prepared to state:
  • Nature of problem
  • Your name
  • Vehicle details
  • If applicable, membership number of motoring organisation.
Also inform them if you are a vulnerable motorist such as disabled, older or travelling alone.

Highway code rule: 275.

#12: A two-second rule is used for:

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Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. This is known as the two-second rule.

Remember, the two-second rule is for good conditions. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#13: You approach a line of parked cars. Suddenly a ball bounces out into the street. What should you do?

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Drive carefully and slowly when there is a risk of pedestrians, especially children, stepping unexpectedly into the road. You should drive with the safety of children in mind at a speed suitable for the conditions.

Highway code rules: 205, 206, 208.

#14: Driving under the influence of a drug that impairs your ability to drive safely is:

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You must not drive under the influence of drugs or medicine.

Any person who is unfit to drive through drink or drugs is guilty of an offence.

Highway code rule: 96.

#15: How should you signal when you are going straight ahead at a roundabout?

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Signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.

Highway code rule: 186.

#16: You may use hazard warning lights in the following situations, except:

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Hazard warning lights may be used when your vehicle is stationary and temporarily obstructing traffic. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead.

Highway code rule: 116.

#17: You arrive at the scene of an accident. Someone has a bleeding leg wound. What could reduce the flow of blood?

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Check for anything that may be in the wound, such as glass. If the leg is not broken, raise it above the level of the heart to reduce the flow of blood. Apply firm pressure over the wound.

Highway code rule: 283.

#18: If your car is fitted with anti-lock brakes, your tyres are less likely to

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Anti-lock brakes are designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while braking.

Highway code rule: 120.

#19: You are driving on a city street. Before stopping it is important to:

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Always use your mirrors in good time before you signal or change direction or speed.

Highway code rule: 161.

#20: When you see this sign in front you should:

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Home Zones are places where people could be using the whole of the road for a range of activities such as children playing or for a community event. You should drive slowly and carefully and be prepared to stop to allow people extra time to make space for you to pass them in safety.

Highway code rule: 218.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

Road Rules – Found an Error?

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